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Charleston, SC Lifestyle Photo Session: Joy

Every once in awhile I get to be creative in a different way and photograph something other than families!  I drove to what felt like the middle of nowhere, SC (My phone service dropped when I got close, ha!) and spent some time with Joy Pitner at her home.  Joy is all about her family, hospitality, food, homeschooling her kiddos and Jesus.  And sharing her wisdom with others!  We spent some time in her garden and I learned more about chickens than I need to know!  It was fun to hear their vision for their land – different projects and plans for meals outdoors with friends and family.  Follow her Instagram account @joy.pitner where you’ll see some more photos from our session (and her own) paired with her content!

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Book me to photograph your family, head shots or other creative things 🙂  Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com to get the conversation started.  I can’t wait to chat with you!

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Koelbl Family

Love this family’s contagious smiles!  Wilson felt the ocean waves on his feet for the first time.  I think he’s a bit uncertain!

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Thank you for following! If you’d like to book your own photo session with me feel free to email at info@melissagriffinphotography.com.

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Mitchell Family

This is the second time I’ve worked with this family.  We wandered around Shem Creek Pier, one of my favorite spots!  (Some friends and I once got to go shrimping on Captain Magwood’s boat – “The Winds of Fortune” but that’s another story for a another day.  Ha!)  This group is so fun… and how cute are grandma and grandpa??

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Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com to book a session!

Photo 101: Learn Photography Basics

Do you have a fancy camera that you bought with good intentions of using but you have no idea what all of those buttons do?  So you just use your iPhone camera instead??  Let me help!  I have a background in art education and LOVE teaching people how to take better photos… especially photos of their friends and family.

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Who.  You!  If you get overwhelmed by the buttons on your camera but want to learn how to use your DSLR camera to take better photos then you’re invited!  Space is limited.

What.   I’ll focus on teaching you about finding light and some of the important settings on your DSLR camera!  You’ll learn the basics of photography – exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO.  People who have taken this course with me can shoot in manual mode by the end.  I’ll have snacks and drinks for you to enjoy as you learn.  Plus, everyone who attends will be entered to win a FREE mini shoot with me!  You’ll also receive resources that I’ve created to refer to as you practice.

When.  This year you can choose from two time slots:
Thursday, January 31 at 7:00-8:30pm (wine and snacks included)
Saturday, February 2nd at 9:30-11:00am (mimosas and brunch snacks included)

Where.  My friend’s home in North Charleston.  I’ll email the address to those that sign up!

Why.  You won’t regret gaining the skills to take amazing photos of your friends and family to enjoy!  It makes taking photos a lot more fun when you know what you’re doing.  I’ll have a mini session giveaway!  And… did I mention wine and mimosas?

Cost. $25/person.  You’ll see instructions when you register.

Click on one of the buttons below to sign up.  Please bring a friend!  (Just have them register!)

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If you can’t make this event but want to learn about photography (or want to go deeper after you attend)  I offer one-on-one lessons.  Just email me to get more info and we’ll customize a lesson for you!

Questions?  Email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com.

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Long Family

Allison won my birthday mini session contest back in April!  She decided wait until the fall so that sweet Randall would be here for the photos!  We had a perfect evening out at Hampton Park, one of my favorite places to shoot.  How beautiful is that baby??Long-1Long-2Long-3Long-4Long-5Long-6Long-7Long-8

Charleston Newborn Session: Bram

Bram was real chill during our session – as long as someone held him.  I’m not so sure how he felt about me.  You’ll notice his furrowed brow he gave me in lots of the photos!  🙂 So. Dang. Cute.

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Book a newborn session with me!  info@melissagriffinphotography.com

Charleston, SC Photo Session: Toscano Family

I first met the Toscano family in 2015 and have been photographing them each fall since!  I’ve loved watching the interactions between this brother-sister duo, Julian and Marley.  They always crack each other up!  Which I’m thankful for because it results in some awesome pics!

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To book your own family session just email me at info@melissagriffinphotography.com!  To learn more about me please visit my website!